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HM1 (FMF/EXW/PJ) Jeremiah D. McArthur
Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Petty Officer

Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Petty Officer Jeremiah D. McArthur is a native of Little Rock, Ark. He entered the United States Navy on Oct. 31, 1996. After completing recruit training in January 1997, he reported to Hospital Corpsman "A" School.

In May 1997, he went to Field Medical Service School (West), in Camp Pendleton, Calif., where he worked alongside the United States Marine Corps. Upon completion of Field Medical School, he reported to Preventive Medicine Technician "C" School in Naval School of Health Sciences San Diego. Upon completion, he transferred to Chemical Biological Incident Response Force in Camp Lejeune, N.C., where he served as a Preventive Medical Technician. In October 2001, he transferred to the Inactive Reserves (Florida). After a brief sabbatical, McArthur transferred to Field Medical Service School (East) at Camp Lejeune, N.C. in November 2002, where he served as a Formal School's Instructor, Preventative Medical Technician, and the Leading Petty Officer (LPO). During this tour, he earned his bachelor's degree in Health Care Management through Campbell University. In December 2006, McArthur transferred to Special Operation Training Group in Camp Lejeune, N.C., where he served as an Instructor and LPO. His drive for excellence was the foundation for his application to Surface Force Independent Duty Corpsman (IDC) School, which he graduated with honors in October 2009.

After graduating IDC School, he reported to Naval Health Clinic New England at Naval Station Newport, R.I., serving as an IDC and LPO. After a successful tour, McArthur transferred to Pre-Commissioning Unit Jackson (LCS 6) in November 2012, where he currently serves as the Administrative Officer and IDC.

Petty Officer McArthur's personal decorations and military awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Valor, Navy Achievement Medal (2), Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Award (4), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Naval Unit Commendation Award, Navy and Marine Corps Meritorious Unit Commendation Award, Navy Fleet Marine Force Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal and various other service and unit awards.
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